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A deep red.as modifier ‘a blood-red lipstick’
scarlet, vermilion, ruby, ruby-red, ruby-coloured, cherry, cherry-red, cerise, cardinal, carmine, wine, wine-red, wine-coloured, claret, claret-red, claret-coloured, blood-redView synonyms
- ‘Her hair was silky raven black with streaks of blonde and blood red.’
- ‘Her eyes were smudged from her mascara and her blood red lipstick was smudged all over.’
- ‘The fact that her eyes too were tinted that same striking blood red.’
- ‘Behind the counter a wall of dark coursed slate is incised with a slot lined with blood red glass.’
- ‘She started work on my make up by applying a dark, particularly blood red lipstick.’
- ‘He sits all alone in his study, a vase of blood red roses before him and a book in his hands.’
- ‘The water was dark orange, reflecting the almost blood red hue of the sky above.’
- ‘A deep red glow surrounded her, and her eyes also became deep blood red.’
- ‘A frantic battle in a forest takes place in a blizzard of autumn gold leaves that eventually turn blood red.’
- ‘What my friends and I did was to grow our right pinky finger nails and wear bright blood red nail polish on it.’
- ‘So I was imagining aubergine and blood red - that deep deep rich shiny purple and thick dark red.’
- ‘Apparently most members of the anti-war movement associate every day of the week with a lurid shade of blood red.’
- ‘He followed the road for only a moment before Sarai's blood red car came into view.’
- ‘The woman sitting next to him humphed and drummed her blood red nails on the steering wheel.’
- ‘The front of the card was pure white, but the writing inside was in blood red ink.’
- ‘There was also a dais in the center with a throne carved of jet and adorned with blood red gemstones.’
- ‘The sky was blood red; the ocean near the city was a deep black color.’
- ‘Through the mists I gaze at the powerful mountains, turned blood red by the sunset.’
- ‘In the late afternoon light the colours shift constantly, from pink to blood red to mauve.’
- ‘The flowers varied in color from blood red to sky blue and from pale yellow to a deep violet.’
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